Daniel Radcliffe has been cast in Beast of Burden, an original film where he willl play a drug smuggler out on his last job. The film is set to be directed by Swedish film maker Jesper Ganslandt and the script was written by Adam Hoelzel.
Paul Schiff is producing along with Michael Diamond of MGMT Entertainment. Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott of Green-Light also will produce. Green-Light is handling foreign sales for the film and were also the team behind Imperium.
Filming is scheduled to start 22 November 2016 in Savannah, GA and here’s the synopsis:
He’s spent most of his life keeping secrets – from the feds, to the cartel, even from his wife, Julie. Now, Sean Haggerty, piloting a small aircraft carrying 55 lbs of cocaine across the boarder, is ready to call it quits. He just has to figure out how to survive what’s waiting for him when he lands.
Happy Sunday, lovely readers!
The most exciting piece of news this week: Dan has been cast as Sean Haggerty in Beast of Burden, an action-thriller about a drug smuggler who is ready to quit his less-than-legal line of work – but only after he’s smuggled 55 pounds of cocaine across the border in a small aircraft. Beast of Burden is scheduled to start filming late November in Savannah, GA, and will be directed by Jesper Ganslandt from Adam Hoelzel’s script.
Dan also posted on his G+ about Circus Kid, a documentary by Lorenzo Pisoni (Dan’s friend, and Equus co-star) about his life growing up as part of a circus family. Check out Dan’s post for more information:
Our Twitter has a couple of interesting bits and bobs, so head over there to take a look!
See you next Sunday!
Daniel Radcliffe next West End play has been announced! He will star alongside Joshua McGuire (who has worked with Dan previously on A Young Doctor’s Notebook) as Rosencrantz, while McGuire will play Guildenstern.
The Thomas Stoppard play is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2017 and will begin previews at The Old Vic theatre on 25th February 2017 with opening night set for 7th March 2017. It will run until 29th April 2017 and will be directed by David Leveaux.
Tickets will be on general release on 2nd November! Find out more at The Old Vic website.
Hello lovelies! Good week and lots of bits to share with you today! Don’t forget, Swiss Army Man is now out in UK cinemas (try your local indie cinema if you’re struggling to find it!) and we hope you’ve all been to see this brilliant film!
– The Graham Norton Show
– Buzzfeed – Manny interviews Da
– The Guardian
– The Culture Trip
– MTV International – Imperium
– All the Bodies – behind the scenes look at Dan’s body doubles on set
– Swiss Army Man – Deleted Scene – Fetishes
– Sky Cinema
– Celebrity Honk Off
– Capital FM – Roman Kemp
– Picturehouse Central Podcast
– The Big Issue
– Men’s Health
– Buzz.ie – includes hint that Dan might be heading to the West End next year!
– The Guardian
– Q&A at Picturehouse Central
– Ask Men UK
– Digital Spy
– BBC Three
Zurich Film Festival
– Green Carpet – Schweizer Illustrierte / Energy Zuerich / Full Event
– 20 Minuten
– SRF Radio
Finally, you can now pre-order the DVD/Blu-Ray of Now You See Me 2, in which Dan starred as villain Walter Mabry earlier this year. The release is set for 7th November 2016!
The first trailer has been released for Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette.
“Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events, IMPERIUM stars Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, with Nestor Carbonell, Burn Gorman and Sam Trammell.”
Imperium will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand August 19 in the US. It is set to be released by Signature Entertainment in key cities and On Demand September 23 in the UK.
Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments or on our Twitter!
A brand new poster has been revealed exclusively by Entertainment Weekly today. The poster features Daniel Radcliffe in character as FBI analyst Nate Foster.
Director Daniel Ragussis said this of the film:
“Daniel Radcliffe plays Nate Foster, the agent. His greatest strengths are his intelligence and his people skills; I learned from Michael that actual undercover agents are primarily master manipulators — able to win confidences, control situations, and out-think the enemy, even when mortal danger is staring them in the face. Toni Collette plays Angela Zamparo, his case agent and supervisor. She’s spent years focusing on white supremacist terrorism and is really the only person out there that’s focused on keeping Nate alive.”
The EW article also confirmed that Imperium will be released in US theatres and On Demand on Aug 19th. Signature Entertainment are set to release the film in the UK on Sep 16th.
24th June saw the limited release of Swiss Army Man ahead of its wider release next week, so we’ve had lots of bits and bobs to enjoy! NYSM2 is still popping up in interviews too, and we’ll probably have a few more leading up to the UK release on 4th July. Promo for Dan’s off-Broadway play Privacy (opening in previews 2nd July) has started to appear – expect more over the next few days.
Now You See Me 2
– Sunrise Australia
Swiss Army Man
– PIX 11
– SF Chronicle
– Den of Geek (Dan also mentions that he thinks Imperium will be released in August, and that Jungle might be headed to Sundance 2017)
– People Mag
– Dan and co-star Paul Dano will be taking part in a talk at The Apple Store, SoHo, NY, tomorrow. RSVP here. Bonus Josh Horowitz, which is always a good thing.
– Check out Swiss Army Man’s Twitter for pictures of Manny touring around the US!
– See pictures from the SAM NYC premiere here.
– Dan appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to promote the film.
– Lots of SAM reviews on our Twitter.
– NY Times
– PIX 11
See you next week, loves!
Welcome to this week’s round up! Not much happening this week, but with the American release of Now You See Me 2 just around the corner, things are probably about to get busy! So, on with the news …
– The soundtrack to Swiss Army Man is due to be released 17th June. No word on if this has a wind instrument section.
– EW have some photos from Swiss Army Man, which you can see here.
– Check out a clip, TV Spot and HBO First Look from NYSM2
– Dan will be appearing on The Today Show Thursday 2nd June between 7am-9am to promote NYSM2. Expect more promotional appearances to be announced as that date draws nearer.
And that’s about it for this week! See you next Sunday, Radcakers.
Short and sweet this week loves!
– A24 released a new poster for Swiss Army Man, and it’s just a little bit creepy!
– Lionsgate released a brand new trailer for Now You See Me 2 which features Dan as Walter Mabry. The film is out in the US in just over a month so we should see lots more for this film, though we will keep spoilers to a minimum as us unfortunate British souls have to wait until 4th July.
– Dan shared some behind the scenes pictures and video from the prep for Jungle in Colombia. He’s currently finishing up the movie in Australia.
That’s it for this week! There’s a smattering of bits and bobs posted on our Twitter, so be sure to check those out as well.
Happy Sunday, readers! Not a huge amount this week, but we do have a few interviews for you, from the Australian DVD/Blu-Ray release of Victor Frankenstein.
– First up is an interview with Junkee.com in which Dan makes himself even more attractive by being able to make a good cup of tea.
– Dan also spoke to the Daily Telegraph (Australia) about why he’s happy to carry on making Indie films, and that a good year is one in which he “gets at least a couple of those weird ones that I love made”.
– Swiss Army Man will be released in Toronto 24th June, with additional Canadian cities to follow. Still no word on a UK release date, but we’ll keep you posted!
– You can see lots of photos of Dan on our Twitter (I’d link them, but it’d take me until next Sunday to do that on my iPad).
See you next week!